Dirachma is the sole genus of the family Dirachmaceae. The genus had been monotypic, its sole species being the woody plant Dirachma socotrana, until a second, herbaceous, species, Dirachma somalensis, was discovered in Somalia and described in 1991.[3]

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Illustration depicting the woody species Dirachma socotrana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Dirachmaceae
Genus: Dirachma
Schweinf. ex Balf.f.[1]
Distribution of genus Dirachma


  1. ^ "International Plant Names Index". Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  3. ^ Link, D.A. 1991. Dirachma somalensis D.A.Link sp. nov. A New Species of a Remarkable and Highly Endangered Monogeneric Family. Bulletin du Jardin botanique national de Belgique / Bulletin van de National Plantentuin van België, 61: 3-13.